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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
18 January 2017

Haiti: New Assessment Shows Food Insecurity Halved In The Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.

For Companies
18 January 2017

World Food Programme Honours Mastercard As A “Hunger Hero”

DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard, in recognition of outstanding contributions towards achieving Zero Hunger.

17 January 2017

World Food Programme And Singularity University Launch Global Impact Challenge

Moonshot Solutions Sought To End Hunger

17 January 2017

WFP Executive Director, With Zero Hunger Agenda, Attends World Economic Forum

ROME– The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos Switzerland from today.

16 January 2017

United Kingdom Helps WFP Fight Malnutrition In Mozambique

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.
16 January 2017

Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.

13 January 2017

WFP Welcomes Korea’s Contribution To Its School Meals Programme in The Gambia

BANJUL – The Republic of Korea has contributed more than $US300, 000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s School Meals Programme in The Gambia. This will make it possible for WFP to expand its community based cash transfer to schools and reach up to 20,000 students with daily hot meals for eight months.
13 January 2017

WFP’s Hot Dinner Data Sheds New Light On Big Disparities In The Cost Of A Bowl Of Food

ROME/DAVOS – A simple bowl of food in Malawi costs much more than in Davos when you measure the cost of the meal as a percentage of a person’s average daily income.

13 January 2017

WFP And Japan Boost Partnership To Empower Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.

School Meals
13 January 2017

Star Chef Cooks For Sahel’s Children As Fresh Milk Fuels The Hopes Of Thousands

OUAGADOUGOU – In a region where school enrolment rates are very low, and early marriages a major cause of dropout among young girls, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has set up school canteens to help reduce malnutrition rates and to keep children in school. For better results, the organization has partnered with a women’s group that specializes in milk processing.

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